From Korean Eggs To Claypot Rice: 7 Easy Rice Cooker Recipes To Try At Home

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Whether you’re a busy mum or a new cook fumbling your way around the kitchen, the rice cooker is definitely your best friend. Be it turning out warm, fluffy rice for dinner or used in these easy rice cooker recipes for Singapore cooks, you’ll soon find the rice cooker is the modern-day version of a magic pot! 

Preparation takes little time and effort — simply put your ingredients in the pot and come back to find a hearty meal waiting for you! From Korean-style sauna eggs (yes, just like the ones in popular K-dramas) to claypot chicken rice and even pineapple upside down cake, check out these seven easy rice cooker recipes to make right here in Singapore!   

1. Soft, Fluffy White Bread

If you are one of many who turned into a Circuit Baker this past month, chances are that you’ve attempted to bake bread at least once! Breadmaking is usually seen as a challenge, what with all that kneading and proofing but your rice cooker is here to save the day. While we recommend using a rice cooker with a baking function, you can also use a standard rice cooker (though this will require a longer cook time). Bonus: this easy rice cooker recipe doesn’t use any eggs, milk or butter, which makes it perfect for vegans too!

Prep time: 2.5 hours
Cook time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 portions


  • 300g bread flour
  • 30g sugar
  • 4g yeast
  • 200ml lukewarm water
  • 30ml vegetable oil, plus more to coat the rice cooker base

How to make:

  1. Dissolve sugar and yeast in a cup of lukewarm water, then cover and leave to stand for a few minutes. Your mixture should look puffy and bubbly
  2. In a large bowl, pour the yeast mixture into bread flour and stir to mix until a rough dough forms
  3. Turn out onto a work surface and knead vegetable oil into the dough, bit by bit at a time
  4. Continue kneading the dough until all the oil has been incorporated
  5. Shape the dough into a smooth ball and let rise in a covered bowl for 45 minutes or until double in size
  6. Sprinkle some flour on the dough, deflate it and turn out onto a work surface. Knead into a long cylinder.
  7. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape into individual balls
  8. Place the dough balls side by side in your oiled rice cooker pot, then close and let rise for another 30 minutes till they double in size. Make sure your rice cooker is switched off!
  9. If your rice cooker has a bake function, select it and bake for 25 minutes. If not, select the standard rice cooking mode and bake for about 50 minutes
  10. Flip out your fluffy bread rolls and serve while still warm!

2. KFC Rice

This KFC rice recipe first gained traction among home cooks in Japan, then spread far and wide across the Internet thanks to its reputation for being deceptively simple to make and being ‘finger lickin’ good’! This is a great way to use up leftover KFC, and it also makes for a flavourful and hearty dinner or even a wholesome meal prep recipe if you replace the chicken skin with some fresh veggies.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 – 6 portions 


  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 840ml water
  • 2-3 pieces of original recipe KFC chicken 
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder
  • Scallions or parsley to garnish (optional)

How to make:

  1. Combine chicken stock powder and enough water to cook the rice. This creates chicken stock to form the base of the recipe. On the other hand, you can also use 840ml of liquid chicken stock
  2. Wash the rice and combine with the chicken stock and soy sauce in the rice cooker pot
  3. Place the chicken meat on top of the rice and leave to cook in the rice cooker for about 40-45 minutes until done
  4. Serve while warm and garnish with scallions or parsley

3. Muah Chee

Muah chee is a favourite nostalgic snack among many Singaporeans! It  brings us back to a time of exploring pasar malams and watching the aunty cut up sticky dough with a pair of scissors, then rolling the little chewy morsels in crushed sweet peanuts. While muah chee may seem difficult to make, this Singapore rice cooker recipe needs only a few ingredients and minimal equipment to work its magic!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 servings


  • 300g glutinous rice flour
  • 500ml water
  • 150g peanut powder
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar or more to taste
  • Cooking oil to coat the rice cooker base

How to make:

  1. Combine glutinous rice flour and water in a large bowl
  2. Mix to ensure that mixture is smooth and lump-free
  3. Pour the muah chee mixture into your well-oiled rice cooker pot and cook for 3 minutes
  4. Gently stir the mixture and cook again for 3 minutes 
  5. Repeat step 4 until you get a sticky dough consistency
  6. When done, add sesame oil into the cooked rice cake and stir to mix well
  7. Combine peanut powder and sugar into another clean bowl
  8. Slice the muah chee into smaller pieces and coat in the peanut mixture
  9. Serve while warm to ensure optimal chewiness!

4. Japanese Cheesecake

A Japanese cheesecake is easily identifiable by its soft, tender crumb and subtle sweetness. You can make this easy rice cooker recipe in Singapore without complex  baking equipment or an oven. All you need are ingredients, 1.5 hours and a trusty rice cooker! Serve it for teatime or dessert and decorate with fruits or whipped cream to impress your family members. 


  • 6 eggs
  • 250g cream cheese at room temperature
  • 280g sugar, divided
  • 100ml warm milk
  • 60g melted butter, plus a little more to coat the rice cooker base
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 60g cake flour
  • 20g corn starch

Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 slices

How to make:

  1. Separate the eggs into yolks and whites 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, cream cheese and half the sugar until lump-free
  3. Pour in the warm milk and melted butter and whisk until smooth
  4. Stir in lemon juice, cake flour, corn starch and a pinch of salt. Whisk to combine until lump-free.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites and rest of the sugar with an electric whisk until a meringue with stiff peaks form
  6. Carefully fold a third of the meringue at a time into the cream cheese mixture, making sure the meringue doesn’t deflate too much.
  7. Butter the rice cooker pot and pour in the cheesecake batter
  8. Cook for 50 minutes
  9. Turn the cake out, slice and serve with fresh fruits or whipped cream!

5. Claypot Chicken Rice

Every Singaporean foodie loves indulging in a piping hot bowl of claypot chicken rice! Known as a one-pot wonder, it boasts a  chock-full of flavoursome ingredients such as Chinese sausage, mushrooms and salted fish. Prepare this easy rice cooker recipe and enjoy this comfort food anytime you wish!

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Servings: 7 – 8 portions


  • 2.5 cups uncooked rice
  • 625ml water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 piece of chinese sausage, sliced
  • 3 pieces of ‘wet’ salted fish
  • 1 tbsp ginger juice
  • 5 pieces of dried salted fish
  • 1 tsp shaoxing wine
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch or tapioca flour
  • 5 dried mushrooms, soaked and cut
  • 600g chicken thigh
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • A handful of bok choy

How to make:

  1. Wash rice thoroughly and combine with water in the rice cooker pot. Cook the rice as normal.
  2. Marinate the chicken and mushroom in ginger juice, oyster sauce, sesame oil, shaoxing wine and cornstarch
  3. In an oiled frying pan, saute the dried salted fish (available on happyfarmsg) till golden brown, then set aside
  4. In the same frying pan, saute the Chinese sausage for a few minutes. Drain the oil and set aside.
  5. Once the rice has cooked for about 30 minutes, place the wet salted fish, chicken, mushrooms and bok choy in a thin layer over the rice and let cook for 10 minutes
  6. Remove the bok choy and continue cooking the rest of the ingredients for another 10 minutes
  7. Once done, drizzle dark soy sauce over the ingredients 
  8. Scatter the sauteed salted fish over the top as well, then mix well
  9. Serve while warm!

6. Pineapple Upside Down Cake

If you’re running out of dessert ideas, here’s a delicious Eurasian favourite that will satisfy those with a sweet tooth! Pineapple upside down cake is an easy Singapore rice cooker cake recipe that’s bursting with tropical flavours. This cake is a rare sight in our local bakeries and will definitely wow your followers on Instagram with its beautiful presentation. 

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 150g sugar
  • 85g cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp pineapple juice
  • 5 tbsp melted butter
  • 120g pancake mix
  • 113g butter
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 7 slices canned pineapple
  • 7 maraschino cherries

How to make:

  1. Fold together cream cheese and sugar with a baking spatula until smooth
  2. Whisk in eggs, making sure that your mixture is lump-free
  3. Add in pineapple juice, pancake mix and melted butter. Whisk until smooth. 
  4. In a pot, melt together butter and brown sugar. Let it come to a simmer until a golden-brown caramel sauce is formed.
  5. Pour the caramel sauce into your rice cooker pot. Arrange the pineapple slices in a single layer over the sauce and place the maraschino cherries in the centre of each pineapple slice.
  6. Once your fruits have been neatly arranged, pour your cake batter on top and cook for an hour
  7. Flip out on a plate and serve as an after-dinner dessert!

7. Korean Sauna-style Eggs

Last but certainly not least, you can also cook Korean sauna-style eggs in your electric rice cooker! These eggs are known to feature heavily in several Korean dramas such as Crash Landing On You, Secret Garden and The Legend of the Blue Sea! They differ from normal boiled eggs in that they are light brown on the inside and have a roasted, nutty flavour. While they’re traditionally cooked with hot steam emanating from the sauna, you’ll be delighted to know that you can make them in a regular rice cooker too! 

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 – 8 servings


  • 6-8 eggs, depending on the size of your rice cooker
  • Water
  • Salt

How to make:

  1. Arrange the eggs at the bottom of your rice cooker — fit as many as you can in a single layer 
  2. Pour enough water to cover the bottom half of your eggs
  3. Sprinkle the tops of your eggs evenly with salt
  4. Begin your rice cooker cycle. Once complete, soak the eggs in cold water for a few minutes.
  5. Peel and serve as a snack to accompany your K-drama inspired meal!

Cooking made easy with delicious rice cooker recipes in Singapore

You don’t have to be an experienced chef to whip up a fantastic feast! These rice cooker recipes in Singapore are a great way to treat your loved ones and are easy meals to prepare for when you’re pressed for time. For added convenience, check out these meat delivery vendors in Singapore who’re sure to provide you with the freshest ingredients! Or if you’d like to whip up a beverage to accompany your meal, why not try our easy yet yummy bubble tea recipes to quench your thirst? While you’re at it, make cooking at home even more of a breeze with Shopee’s curated collection of cooking and baking supplies!

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